Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Guest Curator: Alison Hearst

Luckily for us, Alison Hearst will be visiting Oklahoma artists quite a lot this year while serving as Guest Curator for both Momentum OKC and the Residencies for Concept/OK: Art in Oklahoma. Her background should help the community and artists she meets greatly. Now she’s working with the Momentum Spotlight artists on their projects that will debut in March. Her next tasks will be choosing finalists for the Residencies that she will visit in person (entries due January 20) and selecting the juried portion of Momentum OKC (entries due January 31).

Hearst is an art historian and writer living in Fort Worth, TX. She completed her MA in Art History from Texas Christian University and Bachelors in Art History from the University of North Texas. She has a long association with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, serving first as an Assistant to the Director and now as an Assistant Curator. 

Hearst co-founded an experimental art collaborative Subtext Projects. She and her curatorial partner create exhibitions, publications and film series designed to promote discussion about the issues and practices of contemporary art.

Also a prolific writer, she has published reviews in Art Critical, Art Lies, Glasstire, and …might be good. She is an editorial advisor and review contributor for a new publication, Pastelegram

Hearst has interacted with Oklahoma’s art community before as part of the 2010 Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship and contributing an essay about Liz Rodda for the Art 365 exhibition catalog